Date: 10th September 2001

Matthew McCaunaughey A Hero

Actor MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY turned real-life hero at a film festival on Friday (7SEP01) when he rescued a fainting woman. The hunky star's research for his role as a doctor in WEDDING PLANNER, The (2001) seems to have come in handy when he helped out JANICE FLISFEDER at the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Canada.

Janice, 49, explains, "I fainted. I think it was not eating much and standing in lines all day. I felt a man stroking my hair and kissing my forehead saying 'it's okay, sweetheart,' and realized it wasn't my husband. When I opened my eyes and looked back to him I just thought 'nah, can't be. '"

Director, JILL SPRECHER gushes, "Matthew was the first to the scene. It was like a movie. He is a heroic guy, a very kind person who is always considerate. " (ES/WNWCCC)

Source: WENN